For tiling over wooden and concrete floors use the easy to mix adhesive & grout.
- For fixing and grouting ceramic and quarry floor tiles
- For concrete and wooden floors in bathrooms, kitchens and hallways
Tips and tricks:
Lay dry tiles on the floor and arrange so that difficult cuts and awkward corners are avoided.
How many tiles do I need?
When calculating how many tiles you need, work out how many will cover the area to be tiled – and then add 10% for breakages. You can always return the extra tiles if you don’t use them.
For awkward cuts, it’s recommended that you make a template out of card and trace around it. Always remember to wear goggles and gloves when cutting tiles.
Use spacers to ensure regular spacing of tiles. Occasionally check with a spirit level to ensure the tiles remain level.
Occasionally lift a tile that has been recently laid to ensure full adhesive contact is being achieved.
- 20kg (Grey)
- 10kg (Grey)
Store unopened bags clear of the ground, in cool dry conditions and protected from excessive draft and frost.
Project check list
- Tile Adhesive
- Measure & Spirit Level – To find centre
- Notched Trowel – For spreading the tile adhesive to the correct depth
- Empty bucket – for mixing
- Bucket Trowel – For getting the tile adhesive out of the bucket
- Tile Spacers – To ensure tiles are spaced evenly
- Sponge & Bucket of clean water – To remove excess adhesive from tile face immediately
- Tile Cutter
- Grout Float – For applying the grout to the grout lines
Step by Step
1. Cover floor boards with 15mm thick plywood. Screw down existing wooden floors at 300mm centres through the joists.
2. Prime concrete floors if dusty or very porous.
1. Add about 5 parts powder to one part water by weight (replace water with UniBond Flexi Mix Additive if tiling or grouting over wood)
2. Mix thoroughly to produce a smooth, stiff paste. Only mix enough adhesive for 30 minutes application and discard any product not used within this period.
Fixing Tiles on Notched Bed (Floor tiling in dry areas):
1. Spread adhesive using a suitable notched trowel to a depth of 3-6mm.
2. Apply enough adhesive for 10 minutes fixing.
3. Immediately press the tiles into the adhesive using a twisting action to ensure full contact. Do not fix tiles if a skin has formed on the adhesive.
Fixing Tiles on Solid Bed (Floor tiling in wet areas):
1. Apply a continuous solid bed of adhesive. Standard bed thickness is 3mm, but it can be applied up to 12mm for uneven surfaces. Lightly rib the surface with a notched trowel.
2. Immediately press the tiles into the adhesive using a twisting action to ensure full contact. Do not fix tiles if a skin has formed on the tile adhesive.
3. Tile spacers should be used to ensure regular tile spacing.
4. Remove any surplus adhesive from the surface of the tiles immediately using a damp cloth.
1. Do not start grouting until the adhesive is fully dry.
2. Apply the grout into the joints using a grout float. Ensure the joints are filled.
3. Smooth the grout lines.
4. Remove excess immediately with a clean damp sponge.
5. Allow the grout to set for at least three hours.
6. Clean the surface of the tiles using a clean cloth.
*For guidance only, please refer to pack for more concise instructions.